The vast “low country” waterways around Hilton Head are the ideal home for such famous inshore / nearshore species as Speckled Trout, Flounder, Redfish, Cobia, Black Sea Bass, Tarpon and many shark species. Our inshore / nearshore fishing trips provide you with a beautiful canvas on which to paint your angling masterpiece.

What does “inshore / nearshore” mean?

If you haven’t fished on the coast before, you might ask, “What’s the difference between ‘offshore’ and ‘inshore / nearshore’?”

At Hilton Head Fishing Charters Tale Hunter, our inshore / nearshore fishing trips focus on bays, rivers, estuaries and inlets located on the Port Royal Sound and the Calibogue Sound along the coast of the island. Our fishing holes are a short distance from our dock, so you spend more time with your line in the water and less time traveling. When your trip is over we will filet and bag your catch. FYI…our vessel is docked within walking distance of 3 terrific restaurants that can cook your fresh catch either broiled, fried, blackened or fish tacos for an additional cost.

What to expect on a Hilton Head Fishing Charters inshore / nearshore trip:

  • The fish species vary depending upon the season
  • We use lighter tackle and both live and dead bait
  • We use a Garmin 7612 GPS, radar, sonar and fish-finder
  • We stay closer to shore
  • Less time traveling more time fishing
  • Fish sizes are generally smaller

With over 30 years of fishing experience Captain Zack Lynam grew up on Hilton Head Island working as a mate at the age of 13. He earned his captain license at the young age of 18.

Extensive experience operating fishing charter boats for 20 years, in addition piloting private sport fish boats and motor yachts. Zack has traveled the east coast and the Caribbean.

  • Maximum Capacity 4 Passengers
  • 2019 25’ Sea Hunt GameFish Center Console
  • 300hp Yamaha engine
  • Garmin GPS & Sonar
  • Trolling motor
  • Power Poles
  • Multiple Insulated Fish Boxes
  • Livewell
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Inshore / Nearshore Species

  • Atlantic Sharpnose Shark
  • Atlantic Croaker
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Black Tip Shark
  • Bluefish
  • Bonnethead Shark
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Hammerhead Shark
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish (Red Drum)
  • Spotted Sea Trout
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon

Hilton Head Inshore / Nearshore Fishing Charter Rates

(for up to 6 passengers)

Four Hour Charter

$795 Up to 4 Anglers

Additional Anglers: $50 each


Note: Our boat holds a maximum of six (6) guests, plus our captain and crew. All outings are led by a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Captain. A 10% deposit is required up front. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the trip are subject to loss of deposit. Weather conditions are determined by the captain only. 

What’s included with all Hilton Head Fishing Charters inshore / nearshore charters:

  • Show you how to throw a cast net to catch baitfish
  • Clean, bag and ice all fish caught by your group
  • Supply all life jackets and necessary safety gear
  • Provide all fishing gear, bait and tackle
  • Provide all necessary fishing licenses
  • Sun protection: Sunscreen, hats, polarized sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts
  • Rain protection: Rain jackets and foul weather gear (just in case)
  • The food and drinks of your choice (no glass bottles, please)
  • Cameras/camera phones with plenty of room for breathtaking pictures
  • Please note that cigarette smoking is not permitted on board
  • Read more about what to bring

Customary 15-20% gratuity is not included in the price.

Want to experience the premier inshore / nearshore fishing trips in Hilton Head Island? Choose Hilton Head Fishing Charters! We customize your fishing charter so you can go out on the water for a few hours or a full day. Book your charter today!

We also offer relaxing Dolphin Tours and Sunset Cruises!

Capt Rick will treat you to a great time exploring Pinckney Island Refuge on our custom 15 passenger Carolina Skiff.